Mindfulness Consultant and Facilitator for Schools and Organizations
Mosier Fellowship at James Madison University
Meritorious Service Award from ASERVIC (Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of ACA)
Wake Forest University Counseling Program Distinguished Alumni Award
Biggs-Pine Award for contribution to the Counseling & Values professional journal
Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in the College of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics
My research interests include counseling and mindfulness, diverse expressions of spirituality, child well-being, and integrative wellness.
Selected publications include:
Kielty, M. L. & Banner, A. (2018). Feminist spirituality in Cashwell, C., &Young, S. (Eds.). Spiritual and
Religious Values in Counseling: A Guide to Competent Practice, 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA: ACA.
Kielty, M. L., Gilligan, T. D., & Staton, A. R. (2017). Cultivating spiritual strength of children and adolescents through contemplative practices in K-12 school settings. Journal of Children and Adolescents, 1-11.
Kielty, M. L., Gilligan, T. D. & Staton, A. R. (2017) . Whole school approaches to incorporating mindfulness based interventions: Supporting the capacity for optimal functioning in school settings. Childhood Education, 93(2), 128-135.
Kielty, M. L., Gilligan, T. D. & Staton, A. R. (2017). Cultivating mindfulness with third grade students via classroom-based interventions. Contemporary School Psychology, 1-6.
Kielty, M. L., Gilligan, T. D. & Nafziger, S. (in process). The relationship between classroom-based mindfulness interventions and teacher burnout in K-12 education.
Strunk, J. Kipps-Vaughan, D., Pavelko, S., Allen-Bronough, D., Myers. K., Gilligan, T.,
Richardson, E., Kielty, M. L., & Tacy, J. (accepted manuscript) Education for pre-service school-based professionals: Faculty and student collaboration. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders
Kielty, M. L. (2015). Motherhood and spirituality, in Robert, T., &, Kelly, V. A. (Eds.). Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling. Alexandria, VA: ACA.
Kielty, M. L. (2014). Mindful acceptance as a path to growth as a teacher, in Aleman, C., Beverly, C., Brantmeier, E., & Cancienne, M. (Eds.). What Sustains Us: A Celebration of Teaching and Teachers, JMU College of Education Project